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Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • The expectation and workload can be immense although the company have a very fair work life balance ethic and are good to employees (in 31 reviews)

  • Great people in an exciting industry (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Events-First Business"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    One of the best places for events-first focus

    Cons

    Varying levels of talent and executional excellence from team to team and across different divisions

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working with offices in CT, NY, and NJ and options to work from home

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to others in the business, high turnover of upper management and no rehiring which makes things a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Hire when someone higher up leaves the company instead of just saving the money. Be more transparent with your workers.

    UBM Response

    Nov 13, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Flexible working options is sure a benefit. We'll keep working at finding the right balance of staff and work, particularly by making the work easier to do.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "An ever changing organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Financially stable company
    Work/life balance opportunities

    Cons

    Constant change in the organization


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UBM full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can afford to take a pay-cut, this can be a good place to learn and groom yourself for something better. 401(k) matching.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunities for growth or advancement and under-market pay.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just give people adequate raises when they're leveraging other offers. Take their ask seriously and value people before they're half way out the door.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "UBM Fashion Group Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy office hours, flexible on when to start/leave, large company with other areas to grow into.

    Cons

    Open office environment too difficult for sales to manage, management unknowledgeable, difficult, and do not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire outside of your team until you have the opportunity to promote and grow your employees internally first.

    UBM Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Yes, internal promotion is crucial. Thank you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Art Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible working from home environment

    Cons

    Upper management makes decisions without staff input

    Advice to Management

    You need to listen to the people you trust to lead, sometimes they know what they are talking about :)

    UBM Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Appreciate the comments and insight.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Flexible Yet Minimal Growth Potential - Thick Skin Required"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and much autonomy if you're exceeding goal. Exciting products and events.

    Cons

    Micro-managers galore. Quantity of Salesforce entries trump quality every day. Typical that a skeleton staff works on multi-million dollar properties. Turn-over is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and increase salaries. UBM is loosing talent on a daily basis to its competitors. Employees work their tails off and extend each day as long as possible - because they are 'couch surfing' at night. And the whole 'white males only manager's club' is so 1999 - raise the bar UBM! You can do better.

    UBM Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Head of Internal Communications

    Glad we're so focused on diversity we've added a global leader to address it. UBM is actually better at diversity in leadership than most FTSE 250 companies, but, yes, we can do better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Too big?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UBM full-time

    Pros

    There is talk about taking care of employees.

    Cons

    There isn't enough people to go around to do the work needed to be done.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great culture, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work/life balance, work with passionate people

    Cons

    Lots of turnover due to lack of direction and career growth. Compensation is not commensurate with responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation when employees take on additional roles


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Change"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UBM full-time

    Pros

    Fun work, great people, flexible

    Cons

    Too much change, unclear on who's in charge,


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